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Vocabulary - to complete the gaps while listening - advanced level. It focuses on Highland Games (Scotland)
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The first Scottish Highland Games is thought to have been hosted by Malcom Canmore in the 11th century, when clan chieftains would select their strongest men to compete. This tradition continued until the 19th century, following the failed Jacobite rebellions when the Highland culture became suppressed, causing the Highland Games to be almost eradicated. However, Queen Victoria resurrected the games as she introduced the Braemar Gathering in 1832, which is now celebrated globally in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and several other places.
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5 minutes 35 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
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Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers
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High schoolers
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22/07/2020
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
Every summer, hundreds of towns and villages throughout Scotland, play host to this most Scottish of.
2. Fill the gap.
According to legend, Malcolm Canmore, King of Scots, hosted the firstin the 11th century.
3. Fill the gap.
With the failed Jacobite rebellions came a crackdown on traditional Highland culture and the games swiftly went into.
4. Choose the correct options.
… she single-handedly _______ a revival of the games, by reintroducing the Braemar gathering in 1832.
sparkled
sparked
spared
5. Unmix the sentence.
The
truth
is
no
two
games
are
exactly
the
same,
but
this
is
how
the
day
typically
unfolds.
6. Fill the gap.
Thespectacle then gets underway.
7. Fill the gap.
Competitors lift a huge wooden pole and try toor toss it in as straight a line as possible.
8. Choose the correct options.
… the ball is attached to a wooden _____.
shaft
shift
chef
9. Fill the gap.
Throwers wear special shoes with metalattached to the soles, to help them keep their balance.
10. Fill the gap.
Then we have Highland Dancing, a discipline which requires just as muchand strength as the heavies.
11. Fill the gap.
… the sight of agile kilted dancers performing the Highland Fling,dance and Seann Triubhas is a highlight of the day.
12. Fill the gap.
… drumming and solo piping competitions, there is also the highly prestigious ceòl mòr, the classical form of
13. Fill the gap.
… culture and.
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